Amblypoda

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Amblypoda (Paleon) A group of large, extinct, herbivorous mammals, common in the Tertiary formation of the United States.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • amblypoda A suborder of Eocene mammals belonging to the Subungulata, or many-toed hoofed quadrupeds, of elephantine proportions and structure of the limbs. The fore feet were 5-toed and the hind feet 4-toed. The skull had a remarkably small brain-case, enormous flaring processes in three pairs, no upper incisors, three pairs of lower incisors, and a pair of huge upper canines, projecting alongside a flange-like plate of the lower jaw. The molars were 6 in number on each side, above and below. The genera composing this group are Uintatherium, Dinoceras, Tinoceras, Loxolophodon, etc. The term Dinocerata is nearly synonymous. These huge mammals were extinct before the Miocene era, and their fossil remains have been found mostly in the Eocene beds of North America.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. blunt + , , foot

Usage

In literature:

The Amblypoda, or Amblydactyla, are so called on account of their short and stumpy feet and toes.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
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